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Headline News IMAX Posts Record Worldwide Opening With Transformers 3

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Paramount Pictures announced today that Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D, the third film in the blockbuster Transformers franchise, posted a record opening in IMAX theatres, generating $23.1 million globally since launch.

Headline News CRASH+SUES’ Creates Animated Campaign For Best Buy

Ever wonder what comes with that tech device that you are about to purchase, and what accessories you’ll discover you need once you take your new gadget home?Best Buy's new “What’s In The Box” in-store campaign provides the national retailer’s customers with the answer to just that question in a trio of stop motion animated spots brought to life by the talents of CRASH+SUES animators Sean Hall and Cari Merryman.

Headline News Gyroscopik Studios Opens Largest Vicon Motion Capture Stage in Latin America

Vicon, developer of motion capture systems for the entertainment, life science and engineering industries, announced that Gyroscopik Studios, one of Mexico’s largest 3D animation and VFX facilities, is opening Latin America’s largest Vicon motion capture stage at the new Chapala Media Park near their headquarters in Guadalajara, Mexico – the region’s filmmaking hub.

Headline News Eurocom Launches NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M GPU In Line of Notebooks

Eurocom Corporation (www.eurocom.com), a leading developer of long lifespan, fully upgradable notebooks, high performance mobile workstations and mobile servers is adding the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M graphics processing unit (GPU) to the available GPU options in Eurocom Notebooks.

Headline News Big Idea & Wacky Wallscapes Sign Exclusive License Agreement

Big Idea Entertainment, a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today that they have signed an exclusive licensing deal with Wacky Wallscapes, an industry leader in high quality custom children's wall coverings, to bring the popular VeggieTales characters to a wall near you beginning early this fall.

Headline News First Ever Angelina Ballerina Jewellery Collection from Molly Brown

HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading independent children’s entertainment producers and rights owners, has joined forces with designer jewellery label Molly Brown to create the first ever Angelina Ballerina collection.

Headline News VIZ Media Announces Neuro Anime Series Finale

VIZ Media has announced that the exciting concluding episode of the anime series NEURO: SUPERNATURAL DETECTIVE will stream beginning Friday, July 1st on VIZAnime.com (www.VIZAnime.com), the company’s own premier website for free anime, as well as the streaming content provider HULU (www.Hulu.com).

Headline News Breakthrough Ent.’s Crash Canyon To Land On MTV’s International Channels

The International broadcast rights for Crash Canyon, the all-new original prime time animated series developed by The Simpson’s co-executive producer Joel Cohen, and produced by Breakthrough Entertainment in association with Shaw Rocket Fund and TELETOON Canada, have been secured by MTV’s international channels (excluding North America) for debut in 2012.

Headline News Disney Set For National Press Club’s First-Ever Animation Panel

Disney Television Animation is slated to present the Emmy Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated series, "Phineas and Ferb," and hit innovative comedy series, "Fish Hooks," at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on WEDNESDAY, JULY 13 (7:00 – 9:00 p.m., ET/PT).

Headline News Disney Developing Matterhorn Feature

The next Disneyland attraction to get a film might be the Matterhorn. Heat Vision reports that Jason Dean Hall (GRAND THEFT AUTO) has been hired to pen a script that weaves the ride's bobsled theme into the plot, reports Heat Vision.

Headline News I.E. Effects Making Movies Work for Michigan

Since opening its Traverse City, Michigan location in the fall of 2010 I.E. Effects has drawn high-profile projects to the facility, including stereoscopic conversion work on big-budget Hollywood films such as Fox’s Gulliver’s Travels and, more recently, Warner Brothers’ Green Lantern.

Headline News Cartoon Network, MDA Announce SNAPTOONS In Singapore

Cartoon Network today announced a joint agreement with Singapore’s Media Development Authority (MDA) to launch SNAPTOONS (Short New Asia Pacific Cartoons), an initiative that calls for creative pitches for original series from professional and budding animators.

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